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Khalid Al Mouahidi : A binational from the US and Morocco, Khalid El Mouahidi has worked for several american companies in the Maghreb Region and is currently based in Casablanca, where he is doing consulting jobs for major international companies . Khalid writes analytical pieces about economic ties between the Maghreb and the Mena Region, where he has an extensive network

Presence of pseudo-SADR at TICAD in Tokyo, ‘Big Problem’- Japanese FM Spokesperson

The presence of the pseudo- Sahrawi Republic (SADR) at the Ministerial Preparatory Meeting of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) “was a big problem” that Japan has overcome “to avoid embarrassment,” Spokesperson of the Japanese Foreign Ministry Mitsuko Shino said Monday in Rabat. The Spokeswoman, who is part of the delegation accompanying Japanese […]

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Paul Kagame holds Europe Responsible for Migration Crisis

President Paul Kagame of Rwanda and current chair of the African Union has suggested that Europe’s failed policies and its suspicious engagement with Africa are the drivers of the pile of crises hitting the continent. President Kagame, who recently attended the Euro-Africa summit in Vienna, spoke to Austrian outlet Die Presse on a wide range […]

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African Legal Support Facility receives €4 million from Germany

Germany will extend the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) a €4 million grant. The related was signed recently between the ALSF and German KfW Development Bank. This assistance builds on a 2016 Memorandum of Understanding between the two institutions under which ALSF was given a grant of €5 million. This financial assistance will support ALSF’s […]

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Libya: UN Draws bleak picture of situation of refugees & migrants

The United Nations has drawn a bleak picture of the situation of migrants and refugees in Libya, pointing out that the climate of lawlessness in the country provides fertile ground for illicit activities, leaving migrants and refugees “at the mercy of countless predators who view them as commodities to be exploited and extorted”. A report, […]

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Suspect linked to Charlie Hebdo attackers arrested in Djibouti

French jihadist Peter Cherif, a known associate of the Kouachi brothers who killed 12 people in the 2015 Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris, has been arrested in Djibouti, French media reported on Thursday. Peter Cherif has allegedly planned the attack at the satirical publication in Paris in apparent retribution over its portrayal of the Muslim […]

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China, Algeria celebrate 60 years of diplomatic ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday pledged to help promote further development of a comprehensive strategic partnership between China and Algeria. Thursday marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two nations. In a congratulatory message to his Algerian counterpart, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Xi said China and Algeria have enjoyed profound traditional […]

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IMF approves $76.3mln credit facility for Cameroon

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has completed the third review of the 3-year economic program (2017-19) under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) for Cameroon and granted the country about $76.3 million. According to the Washington-based lender, it is crucial for Cameroon to address revenue shortfalls and contain investment spending in order […]

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Tourism: Africa receives only 5% of the international arrivals

Africa’s travel and tourism industry continues to record impressive growth over the years. In 2017, the continent hit a 63 million high in international tourist arrivals as compared to 58 M in 2016 (+ 9%). The growth record is slightly above the global performance of a 7% rise in 2017, to reach a total of […]

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Morocco: Vivo Energy & Zakoura Foundation partner with Education Ministry to educate on environment

Vivo Energy and the Zakoura Foundation have signed a partnership agreement with the Ministry of National Education to bolster environmental education in Morocco. The aim of this innovative partnership is to unite efforts for the Mama Tabiaa environmental education program. The Mama Tabiaa program (Mother Nature) will be generalized in the primary cycle in order […]

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Mauritania Awards Total Two New Exploration Contracts

The Mauritanian government has awarded French energy group Total two new exploration and production contracts in the country’s deep offshore. According to the terms of the contracts, Total will be the operator of blocks C15 and C31 with a 90-percent interest, while Mauritania’s state-owned energy firm Société Mauritanienne des Hydrocarbures et de Patrimoine Minier (SMHPM) […]

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